Hutto Lutheran Church
September 19, 2016
Scripture Readings
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Warnings to those who are comfortable or wealthy
Psalm 146
The Lord gives justice to those who are oppressed. (Ps. 146:7)
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Eager to be rich or eager to pursue richness of God's justice?
Luke 16:19-31
Story of poor Lazarus and the wealthy man

Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those "at our gate," visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold-who comes to us risen from the dead-who can free us from the death grip of greed.

~125th Theme Verse Choice
Psalm 119:105: "Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path."

~125th Logo Voting
Will come to an end this Sun., Sept. 25th.  Please see all the submission in the Narthex and make your selection this week.  The winning logo will be announced in the coming month.

~Olde Tyme Days 
Will take place Fri., Oct. 14th and Sat., Oct. 15th.  Please get signed up today,  here, to help us sell popcorn and hand out literature about what is going on at HLC, Feeding the 5000, our 125th Anniversary Celebrations, and the Food Pantry.

Will take place Mon., Oct. 31st from 5:30-8pm.  Candy can be dropped off at any time during the week or Sunday in Pastor's office.  Our theme this year is "Disney Fairytale Land."  Come join us!

~125th Anniversary Celebration Teams
We will celebrate our 125th anniversary of mission and ministry Sun., June 25, 2017.  Seven teams are available to get volunteer with to make these celebrations a success.  Please see the Narthex "Stewardship and Service" bulletin board for more information and details.

~The Past 25 Years
In 1992, Mike Fowler completed a 100 year history of Hutto Lutheran Church, thanks is great part to the many and varied voices who shared their personal stories and talents.  Now we need your help telling the story of our last 25 years together.  Please share stories, events, pictures, memories, celebrations, or anything that comes to mind as we remember the last number of years.  Please share those things through written notes, typed notes, emails, or photo-copied pages by place them in the blue box in the Narthex.  There will be dozens upon dozens of stories that will be shared and we will do our best to capture as many as we can in our history section of the upcoming church directory reprint.

~125th Capital Improvements and Debt Reduction Campaign
Our Congregational Council asks for your prayers, participation, and support of the Capital Improvements and Debt Reduction Campaign.  The campaign will begin Sun., July 24th, and will end Sun., June 25, 2017.  Our goal to is to raise a total of $135,000 for the following items: the $25,000 budgeted for the preparation, restoration, painting, and additional repairs of the exterior walls of the Sanctuary, Narthex, Offices, Fellowship Hall, and Food Pantry, $10,000 for any additional incidentals found throughout the repair process, and $100,000 toward debt reduction, providing additional space and freedom for our growing ministries and church outreach programs.  Pledge cards are available in the Narthex or for download  here.

~Military Men & Women Prayer Board
If you have a loved one who is currently serving, please bring a picture, the location where they are serving, and we will post them.

~Youth in Action Board
This board is filling up with amazing pictures of our youth doing all the things God has called them to do in school, extracurricular activities, and with family.  Please, please, continue to send us photos or bring some of your own to post.  Let us, together, celebrate what God is up to in their lives with you!

~Remembering Our Goals
As we look to the summer time ahead and all the joys of potential time away to relax and rejuvenate, please hold in your prayers and thoughts our congregational goals.  We reclaimed, at our January 2016 congregational meeting, the goals of 100 participating people in worship and meeting our giving financial number each Sunday.  In all honesty and transparency, we have fallen behind.  As you enter worship ask yourself two questions, "Am I able to give to the mission of our congregation this week?"  and then, as you leave, prayerfully ask,  "Who did I not see in worship today?"  If we can embrace and seek answers to these two questions, weekly, we will reach and surpass the goals we have set.
Service Opportunity

~Acolyte Families
The updated calendar is up in the Narthex, as well as for download here.  If you have a 3rd grade or above youth that would like to be a part of this ministry please email Pastor Marcus or stick around after worship.

~Home Communion Teams
This dedicated team of individuals and families takes communion, once a month, to those in our church family who are unable to make it to worship.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please email Pastor Marcus.

~Hutto Community Food Pantry
Volunteers need to arrive between 8-8:30am to help prepare the Pantry for the community.  There are two forms that will need to be filled out upon arrival if you have never volunteered before.  Please see the leadership at the front desk to get them.  Hope to see you Saturday!

~Hand Bell Choir
If you would like to join the HLC Hand Bell Choir and be a part of this beautiful music ministry, please contact Glynda Vanecek at

~Knot Perfect Quilters
Are in need of cotton fabrics, any color, pattern, or style. Please join the quilters, Sun. at 1pm in the 502 Ministry Center as they continue to create those amazing quilts!  Please contact Donna Fowler for more information!

~2016 Signups are available
Please help our services run smoothly by serving in various ways throughout our mornings together.  Worship service  signup .
(Lector, Cantor, Communion Assistant, etc.)
Children's Church and Nursery signup
Children's Church signup
Munch-n-Mingle signup
Small Group Ministry!

~Women's Bible Study
Ladies, our next Bible study will take place Wed., Sept. 21st at 9:30am in Classroom #1 in the Fellowship Hall.  All ladies and friends are encouraged to attend this study and fellowship opportunity.

~OWLs Luncheon
Calling all those 55 and better, our next "Older and Wiser Lutherans" brown bag luncheon will be Wed., Sept. 21st at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall or in Classroom #1.  Please bring your lunch and join us for wonderful conversation, lots of laughter, and maybe some dominoes.

~Theology on Tap
Gentleman, our next gathering will take place Wed., Sept. 21st at 7pm at the Hall of Fame in Hutto.  Join us for lively conversation centered around faith, family, and life.

~Table 4 You Kickoff 
Concludes Sun., Sept. 25th in the Fellowship Hall immediately following worship.  Please make every effort to be at these kick-off meals we implement our Faith 5 program in our small group ministries and get to know some new and seasoned faces.
Youth Events and youthnewsAnnouncements!

~Children's Church, Sandbox Stories & Children's Sermons
We begin a new rotation of children's education programs this late summer and fall.  Every Sunday will feature one of the named education adventures above and we would love for you to participate as a leader or a student.  An online sign-up is available here.  All preschool to 4th grade youth are welcomed to attend during our routine "Opening Hymn" to "Sharing of the Peace" time block.

~Youth & Family Ski Trip, 2017
We are taking an interest survey, located on the "Church" bulletin board, about a ski trip next year over Spring Break.  We are looking to go to Monarch Mountain in Colorado for three days of skiing.  If you, your family, or just your youth are interested in potentially going on this trip, please sign-up in the Narthex as soon as possible.

~Middle School Youth Gathering
November 11-13, 2016, Lutheran Camp Chrysalis 
More information coming soon from the Synod!
01 James Haag
01 Dennis Schmidt
05 TJ Johnson
07 Martin Arnold
07 Lara Bridges
13 Connor Dyment
17 Eric Johnson
17 Nadine Johnson
25 Jacke Dahl
28 Dawn Montoya

Military Service
Grant Carter, Jason Edwards, Johnathan Davis, Brighten Miller, Sam Teifke, Kasey Taylor and James Fletcher.
Prayer list
Stacie Welch, Rosemary Schmidt as she recovers from knee surgery, Tony Barrera-father of Catharena Rydell, the family of Arlene Campbell on her passing, Betty Jean Farrack as she undergoes chemo treatments, Steve Daly-husband of Karen Daly-as he recovers from knee surgery, Michelle Luck as she recovers from knee surgery, Dorothy Morris-mother of Nancy Johnson-on her recent hospitalization, Lana Guckian as she undergoes radiation treatment and recovers from brain surgery, Kevin Woelfel-Diane Stromberg's nephew-as he recovers from surgery for a broken pelvis, Judy Hayes, Bertha Stern, Emelia Johnson, Erika Badola, Carl Hundley, Christine and James Boyd, Wayne Erickson as he recovers from a stroke, Steve Robles Jr., Vee Fowler, Greg Almquist, Denise Stelmak, Tonya Cermeno, Weldon Zimmerman, Jack Kennedy and Pastor John Campbell.
Food Pantry Needs
1 lb bags of beans,  1 lb bags of rice, jelly, canned fruit, canned meats: chicken, Spam, tuna etc., bar soap, spaghetti, pasta sauce, mac & cheese, boxed side dishes, canned vegetables, ravioli/spaghetti-o, shampoo, body wash, laundry soap,  and toilet paper

Reaching our Goals!
Sunday, September 18th
Worship Attendance:  87
Sunday Offering:  $3,899
Weekly Budget: $4,709
Difference:  $810
July Totals
Giving Total: $23,012.00
Monthly Budget: $18,836.00
Difference:  $4,176.00
Total Exp.: $15,240.98
Net Revenue:  $7,771.02
(This revenue doesn't include the mortage giving nor the capital campaign giving.)

125th Capital Campaign
Giving Pledges: $28,650
Goal: $135,000
Difference: $106,350

June Totals
Giving Total: $19,010.10
Monthly Budget: $18,836.00
Difference:  $174.10
Total Exp.: $15,546.28
Net Revenue:  $4,658.25

Worship Participants for Sunday

Sean Morrison
Altar Guild:
Eric Johnson
Communion Asst.:  
Eric Johnson
Christina & Dennis Pompa in memory of Ida Marie Burden
Children's Church:
Leslie Doty
Council Rep:
Jackie McGary
MON   7pm, Boy Scouts- Troop #12, 502 MC
TUE 9am Hutto Museum Board Meeting
        6:30pm, Yoga for Well Being, 502 MC
SAT  9am, Hutto Food Pantry
WED  9:30am, Women's Bible Study
           11:30am, OWL's Luncheon
            7pm, Theology on Tap, Hall of Fame
SUN 9am, Adult Vocal Choir Practice 
         10am, Munch-n-Mingle
 10:30am,  Worship Service     
10:45am, Children's Church
THURS  10:30am, Pastor@Text Study
                6:30pm, Council Mtg